We can help you save your family the additional stress of deciding what your wishes would be in what will already be a difficult time for them by assisting you to plan for your family’s future after you’re gone.
At the same time as considering your Will, we also recommend that you give consideration to putting plans in place in the event that you are unavailable or incapacitated, by having properly drawn and executed Power of Attorney and/or Guardianship documents. Appointing a Medical Treatment Decision Maker may also be useful in certain circumstances. This will ensure that if you become unable to make decisions about your finances, your medical treatment or living arrangements, then the person or people you trust to make these decisions can do so confidently, knowing in advance what your wishes are.
Having clear documentation in place makes your Attorney’s or Executor’s role much easier during what is already a very emotional time for them. Why not ask us about:
- Drawing and updating your Will
- Dying without a will
- Appointing a Power of Attorney to look after your financial affairs
- Appointing a Medical Treatment Decision Maker
- VCAT Guardianship and Administration applications
- Applications for Probate or Letters of Administration
- The role and responsibilities of the Executor
- General administration of deceased estates
- Contested Wills – making a claim or defending a claim
- Advice to minimise the chance that your Will might be contested
- Survivorship applications for spouses and domestic partners
- Safely storing your Will and other important legal documents at no cost